Elisa V. Borah, Ph.D.

Elisa V. Borah, Ph.D.

Research Associate Professor

Elisa V. Borah, MSW, PhD is a research associate professor at The University of Texas School of Social Work at Austin within the Texas Institute for Excellence in Mental Health. She is currently principal investigator of an Engagement Award from the Patient Centered Outcome Research Institute to develop a network of veteran spouses that facilitates their involvement in research related to veteran families. In 2015, Elisa served as the lead evaluator of statewide veterans’ mental health services, specifically examining the Texas Military Veteran Peer Network. Elisa co-chairs the annual Military Social Work conference at The University of Texas at Austin. From 2010-2014, Elisa served as director of research at the Ft. Hood site of the STRONG STAR PTSD Research Consortium, a Department of Defense’s clinical trials research consortium, within the Division of Behavioral Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Elisa is engaged in research that can improve access to evidence-based behavioral health treatment in community mental health settings by veterans and their families.

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Professional Interests

Military social work, behavioral health, evidence-based interventions for PTSD.


  • Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
  • M.S.W., George Warren Brown School of Social Work
  • B.A., Washington University



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Mailing Address

The University of Texas
School of Social Work
1925 San Jacinto Blvd R5000
Austin, TX 78712-0358